[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Town of Mount Airy 10-7-1974 by Ord. No. 98. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Word usage. In this chapter the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
Terms defined. As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings hereby ascribed to them, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- A person under the age of 18 years, whether a resident or a nonresident of the Town of Mount Airy, and whether married or unmarried.
- CURFEW PERIOD
- The entire period between 10:00 p.m. in the evening and 5:30 a.m. the following morning.
- The father, the mother or the guardian or other legal custodian of the child.
It shall be unlawful for any child to be in or upon any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks, parks or other public places in the Town of Mount Airy or in any place of public resort or entertainment or in any place of business outside the premises of his home at any time during the curfew period, provided, the prohibition set forth hereinabove shall not apply in any of the following situations:
In the case of a child accompanied by his parent or another responsible person of good repute who is at least 21 years of age;
In the case of a child who is in the performance of an errand for his parent, and who bears a written note, from such parent, giving the date, time and nature of the errand;
In the case of a child who is returning from a community or school-sponsored function or activity, in which case such child shall be allowed 1/2 hour after the conclusion of such function or activity to reach his home, but in no case later than 12:00 midnight. This exception, however, shall apply only in instances where the Mayor shall be notified by the school principal or other person in charge of the function or activity in advance of such scheduled or contemplated function or activity, and when, at the conclusion of such function or activity, the Mayor shall be notified by the principal or other person in charge.
It shall be unlawful for any parent to allow or permit his child to violate any of the provisions of § 51-2, and any parent violating any of the provisions of that section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $25 and costs of prosecution.
If any child shall be found violating any of the provisions of § 51-2 of this chapter more than three times, the Mayor shall report such fact to the Department of Juvenile Services for Carroll County and proceedings shall then be taken in the Juvenile Court for the permanent welfare of such child, and a like procedure shall be followed in cases where the arrest and prosecution of the parent shall not be effective.